If you haven't noticed, home prices are sky high now and have been on a growing trend for the past couple years. It is becoming more and more difficult for individuals and especially millennials to buy their first home. While a home is not an asset until it's paid for, it is still an aspiration... Continue Reading →
Caring for Your Lawn and Garden This Summer Without Breaking the Bank.
Having a garden is not usually something that drains your bank balance. Yet, it can sometimes be easy to accidentally spend more than you might ideally like to on your garden. This is generally the result of poor planning, or of simply not being able to understand how best to spend money on the garden.... Continue Reading →
Growing Your Investment: 2 Home Improvement Areas that will Add Value.
For many of us, a home is the most significant personal investment we will ever make. For others, flipping real estate is a side hustle that can turn lucrative and full-time. Either way, paying attention to these two critical areas of your home will add value when it is time to sell. Also, make sure... Continue Reading →
Save Money On Your Mortgage With These Tips.
It’s a big deal to buy your first home, but it’s also can be a complicated process. It’s less stressful with the help of an excellent mortgage advisor, but before you even get to the point of using an advisor, it's important to consider the extra range of expenses involved in the process of getting... Continue Reading →
Reasons Why You Should Get Home Insurance.
Guest Post Rachel Harper: Rachael Harper is the Content Marketing Strategist of Bennett & Porter, a wealth management and insurance firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. When not writing, she makes use of her time reading books and playing bowling with her family and friends. Your home is more than just a structure, building, or property.... Continue Reading →
4 Top Tips For Millennial Home buyers.
People used to think that millennials were going to be the generation that would never buy their homes. However, it appears that the opposite is happening. While it is great that more of this generation is starting to buy homes, it’s a big decision to make and there are things that need to be considered. ... Continue Reading →
internet, heating and cooling, electricity: how to save money on these bills.
The cost of living is high right now, and millennials are feeling this shift more thanever. Between college debt, low-paying jobs, and a skyrocketing unemployment rate,many millennials are struggling to adjust to a strictly budgeted lifestyle. Budgetinghelps, but trying to splurge on a nice dinner or a new item for your home withoutfeeling guilty can... Continue Reading →
Five Ways To Save for Homeownership.
As we mature, the desire for stability increases. Whether it is finding a better stable paying job, a long-lasting relationship or a place to settle in, we all long for a piece of happy place. Buying a home for many is that happy place. A place which we may call our own, a home where... Continue Reading →
Buying a Home. Three Ideas That May Not Apply to You.
As you google ‘The American Dream’ you may come across this definition: the ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved. There was a time when one of those highest aspirations was to buy a home and to some degree, it still is... Continue Reading →
Signs You Can Afford a Mortgage.
Are you thinking about buying your first home? If so, you are certainly feeling excited about this new step in your life. I know because I was in your shoes not too long ago. But are you ready? A lot of people rush into buying their first property because they feel pressured to do so... Continue Reading →
Home Buying For Millennials and How to Reduce Costs.
Provided the area that you live in, house prices can be very high and saving for a home can be harder. The cute articles flowing on the web about how you can easily save for a house if you just cut out a few frivolous expenses like your morning coffee are simply unrealistic for most... Continue Reading →
Budgeting and Getting Ready to Buy Your Home.
Purchasing your first home is a life-changing decision for many reasons, including the financial impact it may have on your day to day life and of course, the change of environment. When the time comes to move out of the apartment, to ditch the roommates or to leave mom and dad’s home, you may be... Continue Reading →
Consider These Simple Tips Before You Buy A Home.
Buying your first home is and should be an exciting time of your life. The saving up and the research into what kind of property you want is finally about to pay off now that you’re ready to make the purchase. The excitement is uncontainable but it is still a very important financial move in... Continue Reading →
3 Simple Steps to Buying a Home in Your 20’s.
Just 40 years ago, the average first time home buyer was between the age of 21 and 34. Today, the average age of first-time buyers is steadily in the mid 30’s. Less consumers are buying homes in their 20’s. In fact, one may say that gone are the days of leaving home, getting married and... Continue Reading →
Tips For Your First Day of Home Ownership. (Updated)
It’s June is summer is officially right around the corner. I love the transition between spring and summer because the weather is just perfect. While many people prefer the warm weather over the cold, I am very comfortable with cold or cool days. No burning sun, cool breeze, low humidity and I am comfortable. It... Continue Reading →
No one is a self-made person: Two Indispensable Ingredients to Success.
9:50 am. A beautiful 85-degree May morning, a fresh breeze met you as you stepped outside. Six of us sat around a large oval desk in the title company's office; I had just signed my name a dozen times and watched my wife signed the dotted line on this last piece of legal paper. We... Continue Reading →
How to Budget Your Way to Home Ownership in the DC Metro Area
Initially published by Sheena Saydam of Saydam Properties Group. I had the privilege to be interviewed by Sheena Saydam, managing partner at Saydam Properties Group. The main focus of our discussion was the road to home ownership. The millennial generation is entering a phase of home ownership. Planning and budgeting are essential to having a... Continue Reading →